Thursday, 29 January 2009
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Oaxaca Film Event & Discussion
A special screening of "Desde el Filo de la Navaja" ("From the Edge of the Blade"), a documentary film about a popular uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico. Beforehand, there will be live music. After the screening, José Orozco, will speak about the current situation in Oaxaca, followed by a general discussion about what lessons we can learn from the Oaxacan social movement. Filmmaker and activist Jill Friedberg ("This is what Democracy Looks Like", "Grain of Sand", "A Little Bit of So Much Truth"), community activist Rochelle Gause, as well as Johan Genberg, director of "Desde el Filo de la Navaja", will participate in the discussion.
Suggested donation of 8 at the door—no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to the Oaxacan video collective Mal de Ojo TV, one of the few independent media outlets in Oaxaca. Material from Mal de Ojo TV is used in "Desde el Filo de la Navaja".
Traditions Café and World Folk Art
300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501